Microcontroller Market Continues to Strengthen

The microcontroller (MCU) market is expected to show positive sales in 2015 thanks to a sharp recovery in smartcards, improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems applications, such as wearable electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to IC Insights’ 2015 edition of The McClean Report. These market factors, in addition…

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An AI Apocalypse? Really?

The press has reported dire warnings coming from some prominent scientists and technologists about the potential catastrophes the development of artificial intelligence (AI) may bring. Phrases like summoning the demon and end of the human race are being bandied about. Really? Don't you think this is a bit over the top? As embedded systems developers…

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ST Leads Optical MEMS Research Project

Geneva — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its leadership of Lab4MEMS II, an extension that builds on the continuing success of the existing Lab4MEMS project, announced in April 2013. Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS[1] with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals…

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RS Components Adds Raspberry Pi 2

Hong Kong — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the next-generation Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card-sized single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now available to order at http://hken.rs-online.com/web/. Building upon the massive success of the first generation Raspberry Pi, and targeting consumers, businesses and educators, the new Raspberry…

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MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic

Carlsbad, Calif. – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL or “MaxLinear”), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (“RF”) and mixed-signal integrated circuits (“ICs”), and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR or “Entropic”), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home,today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for MaxLinear to acquire Entropic. The boards of directors of both MaxLinear…

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